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Expert Series: Gamification

Posted by Taylor Sisk on Feb 23, 2018 1:20:00 PM

A mobile event app feature that clients are increasingly embracing is gamification, or the badge game. Gamification is an excellent vehicle for encouraging more comprehensive event participation and offering positive reinforcement. It’s a fun enticement for your guests to effectively network, provide valuable feedback and create their own narratives.

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Expert Series: VIP Portal for Speakers and Exhibitors

Posted by Taylor Sisk on Jan 22, 2018 11:30:00 AM

A relatively new feature of the Gather Digital mobile event app, this is one that event planners are finding to be a considerable timesaver. It’s called the VIP Portal. 

It was, in fact, input from event planners that brought the VIP Portal to fruition. Account manager Elyse Allen explains that she and her colleagues were hearing from their clients that it surely would be wonderful to be able to offer a feature that gives event speakers and exhibitors more control over their own content­—meanwhile taking some of the workload off the planner’s plate.

Enter the VIP Portal.

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Expert Series: Messaging

Posted by Taylor Sisk on Nov 6, 2017 2:55:00 PM

In this new series of blog posts, we are asking internal feature experts to do a deep-dive look at some of our most popular features and how they can and are being used to their fullest potential.

Messaging is a very powerful feature, and sometimes one that is underutilized. It allows conference teams to circulate efficiently a wide range of information. Messages can be planned and scheduled well in advance, or can be sent on the fly, when things change throughout the event. They can be sent with a push notification to indicate high importance or time sensitivity. And they can be sent to all attendees or targeted to particular groups or individuals.

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Why a Mobile Event App? Amazing Insights. That's Why.

Posted by Taylor Sisk on Aug 30, 2017 11:15:00 AM

We’re guessing that getting your boss psyched about the value of a mobile event app won’t be terribly difficult. Frankly, they’re becoming ubiquitous, and for very good reasons. But just by way of reinforcement, we’d like to offer something of a cheat sheet of those reasons as you prepare to make your case.

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Graphic Recording: An Extra Element of Visual Magic for Event Engagement

Posted by Taylor Sisk on Oct 2, 2016 9:52:53 AM

Give ’em the silent treatment. Engage your audience with ‘graphic note-taking’

No question, there are numerous ways that technological advances allow us to enrich our conferences, training events and other such meetings of minds. Gather Digital’s tailored event app is, of course, a prime example.

But consider this:
You can further engage your audience with a good old-fashioned whiteboard and a few multicolored markers: the primary tools of a graphic recorder.

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